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of a strong debate performance. presidential nominee mitt romney is taking his campaign back on the road. and tonight that road goes through virginia. governor romney and his running mate congressman paul ryan will be speaking to supporters in fishersville near stanton. julie carey is live there with reaction to last night's debate. >> reporter: well, what a difference one day and one debate makes. governor mitt romney and congressman paul ryan expected to take the stage around 6:45 tonight. the crowd said they're ready to celebrate last night's debate performance, and ready to rally around this gop team with excitement that even they can see hasn't been there before. >> woo! >> reporter: they lined up early in the shenandoah valley to see both gop running mates. they say it was mitt romney's performance that has suddenly renewed their enthusiasm for the ticket. >> i was yelling and screaming on the couch. i was pumped, excited. i think he did a wonderful job. >> reporter: mitt romney will spend three of the first five post-debate days in this battleground state in strong republican terr
of this unfolding at suburban hospital. >>> on the campaign trail. two weeks to go before election day. mitt romney and paul ryan campaigning together in nevada. tomorrow congressman ryan will deliver his first policy speech since he was named the gop vice presidential nominee. his speech will take place at cleveland state university in ohio. officials say his remarks will focus on upward mobility and the economy. >> president obama and his running mate joe biden have to be in the crucial state of ohio right now. they just wrapped up a campaign rally in dayton. >>> the final debate last night focused mainly on foreign policy. once again, our partners at fact found many claims by both men that were false. here's nbc's dawn timmoney. >> reporter: the final battle between president barack obama and mitt romney gave voters the opportunity to hear more from each candidate on foreign policy. but fact check found several misleading and false statements. first, a claim from the president going back four years ago. >> when you are a candidate in 2008, as i was, and inif i got bin laden in our sigh
in the presidential campaign. president obama and mitt romney will face off for their second debate this evening. the president's performance in their first affair was widely panned. but mitt romney's campaign got a bump in the polls and some much needed momentum. nbc white house correspondent christen welker is at hofstra university with a look at what tonight might bring for both candidates and their campaigns. are you hearing anything about the strategy that both sides might employ tonight? >> reporter: good evening, jim. i think from president obama's perspective, he certainly feels as though he needs to deliver a more aggressive performance tonight. as you know, his first performance was seen as being lack luster. basically, a race in the momentum that he had built up over the summer so i think you will see him sort of challenging mitt romney a little more tonight. at the same time, he has to be careful to walk a fine line to challenge him without being rude. without crossing that line. so i think that's what you'll see from president obama when it comes to mitt romney, look, what he is doi
university in athens at 6:00. >> please welcome the next president of the united states, governor mitt romney. >> virginia governor bob mcdonnell introduced mitt romney today in chesapeake, virginia. clearly a part of romney's campaign strategy. he will attend a rally in leadsburg tonight. his running mate paul ryan was in fredericksburg today. >>> the debate was the top political event of all-time in social media. the confrontations between candidates often stretch the truth. today we are fact checking the debate. here's nbc's dawn timmeny. >> presidential debate round two provided plenty of lively moments and once again both candidates were making false claims and misleading attacks. first, the exchange about september's embassy attacks in benghazi. governor romney questioned the president, calling it an act of terror. >> you said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror. it was not a spontaneous demonstration. >> please proceed, governor. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an ac
president obama and mitt romney tied among likely voters at 47% each. both candidates will be trying to break that tie tonight at their debate in boca raton, florida. kristen, let's play the expectations game. we know that the topic tonight is foreign affairs. which candidate is most likely to benefit from that? >> reporter: good evening, jim. foreign policy typically favors a sitting president. he is steeped in these issues. it's something that he's actually been dealing with for the past four years. the romney campaign knows that. so as he has with the first two debates, mitt romney has been preparing vigorously for this third debate. you can expect president obama to talk about the fact that he killed osama bin laden. let's talk about the fact he ended the war in iraq, that he's drawn down troops in afghanistan. but of course, there's a big opening here, and that is on the issue of libya. mitt romney has been hammering president obama and the obama administration for its handling of the situation in libya, for their sort of muddled message in the beginning for not having enough se
in my forecast. >>> all righty. in the race for the white house, mitt romney is enjoying a surge in poll numbers after his strong debate performance. he is campaigning in the midwest at an appearance in iowa. he became emotional when he recounted a chance meeting with glen dougherty. a massachusetts mative. he was killed last month in benghazi. >>> meanwhile, president obama's campaign is using big bird to child romney for saying he'll end federal funding for public broadcasting. the satirical ad shows images of the convicted financiers including bernie madoff and it suggested that romney thinks it is more important to worry about sesame street than wall street. the republicans say that obama is focusing on inconsequential matters, rather than urge enissues like the economy and the middle east. the producer of sesame street have asked the obama campaign to stop using big bird. calling themselves a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. >>> first lady michelle obama is getting ready to speak to supporters in loudoun county right now. this come a day after anne romney's visit to the richmond
on hurricane sandy, and getting regular updates on emergency preparations. >>> mitt romney's been concentrating heavily on the crucial swing state of ohio. today he took a break, went to ames, iowa, for a rally. the republican candidate called for bold changes to improve the economy and made pledges to call good democrats to make it happen. there are five new polls out in ohio. and they show that president obama has a 2-point lead in that state. >> romney spent much of his time in ohio this week, his campaign is not ignoring virginia. senator john mccain spent today drumming up support for romney among veterans. julie carey caught up with senator mccain in fairfax, and woodbridge. >> reporter: four years ago it was senator john mccain who was the one challenging barack obama, trying to win the presidency. in 2012, he's assumed the role of a surrogate for the romney campaign and republican senate candidates in tight races across the country. today he met with veterans. his advice to the romney campaign? >> it's very hard for me to give advice, since i lost. >> reporter: jokes aside, mccain said
tried out a new phrase, aimed at governor romney. >> 18 days, virginia. >> reporter: with election day closing in and the polls tightening, president obama sharpened his attack on mitt romney during a fairfax rally by coining a new word, romneeshia. the president spotlighted what he said are governor romney's shifting positions. >> if you say you'll protect a woman's right to choose but stand up in a primary debate and say you would be delighted to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases, man, you've definitely got romneshia. >> reporter: the crowd roared, and the presidential rift continues. >> if you come down with a case of romneshia, here's the good news. obama care covers preexisting conditions. we've got a cure. we can make it well, virginia. >> reporter: supporters loved what they heard. >> we're going to hear it a lot. it worked. it fits really well. >> perfect. >> they're confident the president, she's got seven votes from my family, my community vote. obama care is about us women. because of our diversity. >> reporter: even as the president rallied in george ma
, accusing mitt romney of an extreme makeover. mr. obama reminded of romney's performance. >> for all you mom and kids out there, don't worry, somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. rounding him up. elmo's got to watch out, too. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild, again. >> reporter: democrats also used big bird as a prop to ruffle feathers in southwest virginia where romney campaigned in coal country. but a campaign spokesman challenged the president's assessment of the unemployment rate. >> he wants to brag about a 7.8% unemployment rate, but the fact is the middle class is being buried. >> reporter: still obama supporters who admitted they were taken aback are happy to celee drop. >> i think the new jobs numbers are fantastic. it was great news and i think, i was just so happy to be here. he seemed to be right on his game. >> i am very confident in the campaign. there is nothing that i see that is negative about this campaign. i think he is moving forward. he is making sure that all of the people are covered. not some of the people. >> now, even though the dip in un
spilled out the door at times. mitt romney's supporter turned in her registration and picked up some for co-workers. >> voting is the best way to be sure however you feel about your country, should count. >> reporter: as would-be voters registered, campaign offices are firing up volunteers for the final get out the vote surge. debby wasserman schultz kicked off a women's phone bank. volunteers are also looking forward to tomorrow night's presidential debate, confident president obama will do better than the first. >> he'll do better. he'll do fine. he's smart. the smartest guy in the room. i'm not worried about him. >> we're getting it done, folks. >> reporter: at the romney campaign office in prince william county, a similar scene, and a pat on the back from gop campaign leaders. they credit volunteers with making 4.5 million voter contacts in virginia since april. and even though they credit mitt romney's last debate performance for boosting enthusiasm, they are downplaying expectations this time around. >> i don't expect much. i think mitt romney will do a perfectly fine job. but
off to san francisco for a round of campaign events. >>> mitt romney is campaigning in virginia again today, in a major foreign policy address at the virginia military institute, he continued to blast president obama's leadership in the middle east, and offered his own view. >> when we look at the middle east today, with iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons capability, with the conflict in syria threatening to destabilize the region and violent extremists on the march, and with an american ambassador and three others dead likely at the hands of the al qaeda affiliates, it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took the office. >> >>> now to the tight race for u.s. senate in virginia. tim kaine and george allen looks to sway undecided voters before election day. news4's northern virginia bureau chief julie carey joins us live from near richmond with a look at what the candidates will look to do to gain that edge tonight. julie? >> reporter: well, as you can see along this driveway, volunteers have been busy in advance putting up stins
told cbs this morning he respects mitt romney, but thinks he has been vague on many issues. the retired general and former diplomat also noted that president obama got the u.s. out of iraq, and in powell's words, didn't get us into any new wars. >>> president obama is wrapping up a campaign swing in the battleground state of virginia. speaking to a large crowd of supporters in richmond, he asked them to help him win a second term. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey asked voters who they think will win the commonwealth. >> i'm sorry, are you fired up? are you ready to go? >> reporter: the nonstop fly around the six battleground states was already taking a toll on president barack obama's voice as he made a stop in richmond's bird park. >> you may notice my voice sounds a little hoarse. we are right in the middle of our 48-hour fly-around campaign extravaganza. >> reporter: the crowd of 15,000 was one of the biggest in virginia this campaign season. along with his campaign blitz, mr. obama will become the first president to cast an early bal lort later today in chicago. >> i can't
also spoke today. he slammed mitt romney for not providing voters with more specifics. >> and when you say anything, you ask any question, he says, oh, see me about that after the election. you have to understand, i'm a jobs guy. i'm a jobs guy, i'm a jobs guy, i'm a jobs guy, i'm a jobs guy. well, what about this? see me about this after the election. >> meanwhile, president obama was campaigning in new hampshire today. he headed for new york to tape on the "daily show." romney had no public events today, but his running mate was in the battleground state of florida there. congressman paul ryan spoke to supporters at a rally. ryan explained his mother was not at the rally because she had a wedding to attend. the latest poll suggests florida could go either way in the general election. >>> no, there was not another earthquake in maryland, virginia or the district today. but students across the area did practice for one. they were part of the fourth annual great shakeout. news4's tony practiced with the schools in reston. >> drop! >> reporter: we just performed an earthquake drill. the
. analysts say stakes are higher after last week's debate in denver. mitt romney's strong performance has led to new momentum in the polls. the latest nbc news poll shows romney gained support in three swing states. it shows him leading by one point now in virginia. obama's lead in florida has shrunk to a single point and lost two points in ohio. he was leading romney by eight before the debate, now mr. obama is up by six. >>> get ready for even colder temps on the way, folks. we could see our first freeze. meteorologist doug kammerer is outside on the storm 4 weather deck. doug? >> oh, yeah, high, guys. temperatures out here right now, 62 degrees out at the airport right now. winds out of the south at 7 miles per hour. humidity at 35%. very cool afternoon right now. we're going to be a lot cooler as we move through the next 24 hours or so. temperatures around the region, 61 in gaithersburg, 61 in leesburg, and 64 down towards fredericksburg. with this sunshine, feeling pretty good across much of the area, ashe sun goes down, however, we will cool off fairly quickly. let's head down to the si
of the 4 by 8 plastic coated romney banner is two metal supports. >> the dogs were barking, i came downstairs and looked out the front window and there was a gentleman standing on the front porch, i looked past him to see the sign. and a fireball in my front yard. >> reporter: stevens said when she came outside about 2:00 a.m. monday, her first thought was that the fire had been set deliberately. >> it's one thing to spray paint a sign or slash it and steal it. it's another to set it on fire. that's wrong. >> reporter: leesburg police officers responded and took a report. >> due to the nature of the call, we did turn the case over to the fire marshal's office. >> reporter: although the leesburg incident is the most serious, nearly every jurisdiction in maryland, virginia, and the district has reported vandalism to political signs this year. >> i didn't hear anything. >> reporter: the stevens' neighbor, virginia state senator mark harrington, a democrat, came by to offer support. he said he, too, is looking forward to an especially rancorous election year. >> i hope we can work to c
tape is up the [ minto ] you know, is up those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> rly voting is under way in maryland after being closed for two days for hurricane sandy. >> there have been long lines at every polling site in prince george's county. tracy? >> reporter: they're still continuing. take a look here. see that steady stream of cars? that's how it's been all day long. and the result is the line like you see right there. that's just the beginning of it. we have been touring polling places all over the county and it's the same story. were you surprised when you got out here and saw the long lines? >> yes. >>
and congressman paul ryan are getting ready for their big moment. meanwhile, mitt romney is campaigning with new jersey governor chris christie in the critical state of ohio. they attended a townhall meeting here today with employees of a company that makes natural gas compressors. romney will spend at least two more days in this critical state. and plans to appear with his son, josh, at a rally tonight. president obama has no public events scheduled today. but the first lady is hitting the campaign trail in his place. she was in leesburg last night. today her schedule includes two events in colorado. >>> still ahead on news4 at 5:00, a high chair recall parents need to know about. >>> a passenger arrested trying to get on a plane with a gas mask in his luggage. >>> metro showing off its new trains. and all of the new improvements. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. a
other, all on domestic policy. but we're told mitt romney does want to try to bring benghazi into the mix. they think there's an opening there to weaken the president by what went wrong in libya by that fatal attack. >> the race has tightpened nationally a little bit. two of the three battleground states is a statistical tie at this point. yet romney is still considered an underdog going into this. why is that? >> reporter: well, the race has been very, very close all along. these latest polls, especially the nbc news "wall street journal" poll has the overall race tightening. in the battleground states also. except for ohio. and that lead in ohio for president obama is really significant. because ohio is almost critically important for mitt romney to get to 270 electoral votes. the other thing about it is, people are feeling better about the economy. as bad as things are, 40% of people think that the country is heading on the right track. and that tells all of us, especially the polling experts, wendy, that people are feeling better about the direction of the country, and so
to their homes. we are nowhere near letting you get back on the island will. >> mitt romney was checking for the victim. >>> the jersey shore was just crushed as we know. jim rosenfield traveled up 95 and just arrived. what are you seeing there so far? >> reporter: just arrived is right. we just got set up on the beach. we are in ocean grove right next to iconic asbury park just down the way along the beach. you can see with the camera, the damage that we've encountered as we've arrived. i'm standing on what was a large dune area. it has been completely washed away. you can still see some of the dune grass here. but the dune is really basically gone. right next to it on the other side, there is a railing there. that is completely gone. people coming out to see the damage. and back over here, we'll show you the damage to this building that was right on the ocean front. you can see there, that was a restaurant that was for rent. the front which of was completely torn off. they've just put in new air conditioning. it was ready to be rented out. the front side of that building. the part that
, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. >>> don't be surprised if you see a sea of pink around town this weekend. hundreds of men and women and children are in the susan g.koman walk. it's one of dozens koman walks going on around the world. october is breast cancer awareness month. >>> to the vice presidential debate. instant polls out suggest most viewers consider the outcome a draw. what is clear that both candidates made a number of claims and counterclaims. tracy davidson looks into some of those claims in tonight's fact check report. >> reporter: fireworks were flying. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan faced off in their first debate. and no surprise, the candidates didn't always stick to the facts. first, this exchange on the nation's jobless rate. >> joe and i are from similar towns. he's from scranton, pennsylvania, i'm from wisconsin.
't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> we are back now, and take a look at this. this is the shore, the beach, and rehoboth, delaware, where wendy rieger has been covering this storm all day live. these waves are really kicking it up there. we saw ten-foot waves rolling in about an hour ago. and now you can see these monster waves slamming ashore there in rehoboth. >> and massive flooding on the city streets there, and to the south. and dewey, as wendy showed us, and team rehoboth all over the area there. high winds are knocking out power across our region right now. >> news4's keith russell is live in the newsroom with the latest op the power outages. >> the latest, pat, is at times the numbers have teetered. well, now they are certainly going up. let's start with pepco. at least 13,000 customers without power as we sp
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